The Indianapolis Colts put together their best half of the year today against the Green Bay Packers, as they lead 24-10 at halftime at Lambeau Field.
Jordan Todman got the action started right away as he took the opening kickoff back for a 99-yard touchdown, and after the Packers added a field goal, Frank Gore took a 7-yard rush in for a score. On the final play of the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson for a touchdown to cut the Colts’ lead to 14-10. Adam Vinatieri then added a 28-yard field goal, and the Colts closed the first half with as good of a drive as you’ll see all year: the Colts went 96 yards in 15 plays and capped it off with an eight-yard back-shoulder touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to Donte Moncrief.
Luck’s game got off to a shaky start with two interceptions, but outside of those two drives Luck and the offense were able to move the ball quite a bit. And even with his two picks (his first multi-pick game of the year), the Colts lead 24-10 - which is one of the most amazing parts of the half. The Colts got things going on offense, defense, and special teams in the first half, putting together a complete performance.
There’s still a long way to go, however, and still another half of football to be played. So this game isn’t over yet, but if the Colts can replicate their first half performance they should be able to notch their biggest win of the season. Consider this your open thread for the second half of today’s game.